Green – By Anna Owens

Green is the color of new money
Hoarded by the man in the beautiful, bespoke suits
Green like his eyes that entice and entangle everyone
In his web of lies
He said Wall Street works for the wealthy,
Churning out more cash than what’s healthy
He is the operator, instigator of the financial avalanche
On the trusting, unsuspecting civilians
All for his material advance and advantage
His eyes are green-
Upon closer inspection:
Of the pondscum variety,
Not a model’s in a magazine
Eyes that don’t blink,
Don’t move from the stock ticker
He’d sooner shoot someone
Than take his eyes off that ticker
His trades are quick, not a hint of a flicker
In his eyes as blood courses thicker,
Heart beats quicker
He was the mentor,
Creator of this glass world, first to throw stones
If you have anything, it’s what he already owns,
This bearer of nothing
Though he was a class act,
He was blind to everything but green-filled dreams
They wrapped around his brain,
Suffocated him until his name became only
IPO, Nasdaq, Dow Jones
Doling out ill-advised loans, snatching back homes
Cuts more corners than a Koch brother
Does more than just coke, brother
Because God will bring deliverence
He prays to God, he is a god
Green bills, new money
Nig business is his goddess
When he chops lines, in God he trusts
“Can’t let them get ahead of us”
He’s a pink slip, a penny stock,
Not like the other kinds
His green eyes blind,
Masquerading in a sea of blue chips
Prestige just beyond his fingertips
Raising hell on the top floor,
This distant god hellish to the very core
He’s the top of the pyramid,
Amid the fiscal shift
Because he has this gift,
This love of money
This green that makes the world go round
He’s Ponzi in this game of “Trumped up tickle down”
It’s just simple economics,
Fill them with fear that periodic,
Bull or bear, he swears he’ll get more
This provoking broker in a constant
State of war

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